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greediness


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Greediness  \Greed"i*ness\,  n.  [AS  gr[=ae]dignes.] 
  The  quality  of  being  greedy;  vehement  and  selfish  desire. 
 
  Fox  in  stealth,  wolf  in  greediness.  --Shak. 
 
  Syn:  Ravenousness;  voracity;  eagerness;  avidity. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  greediness 
  n  1:  an  excessive  desire  for  food  [syn:  {hoggishness},  {piggishness}] 
  2:  an  excessive  desire  for  wealth  (usually  in  large  amounts); 
  "the  greediness  of  lawyers" 




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